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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 427 840 391
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Arid lands

The botanical gardens just show the beauty of the desert, it was truly beautiful, most plants were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
15Sandra
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Perth, Australia
Easy walks and great views

This place was a great place to while away a morning. Easy walking tracks and lots of plants with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robyn K
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden was established in 1993 to research, conserve and promote the wider appreciation of Australia’s arid zone flora. Located on the shores of Upper Spencer Gulf with spectacular views to the ancient Flinders Ranges, the Garden showcases a diverse collection of arid zone habitats in a picturesque setting of more than 250 hectares.As well as its stunning selection of arid zone plants, the garden is also home to more than 100 species of birds, and has a diverse population of repltiles, mammals and insects.It features a children's animal discovery trail, AridSmart display gardens where you can see how to use the plants in you home garden, and a visitor centre, which incorporates the Bluebush Cafe and the AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop. The cafe has mouthwatering menu choices and you can't go past the Quandong Smoothies. The AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop is where you can purchase a piece of the garden to take home. Its range of AridSmart plants will not only reduce your water bills but will bring the beauty of Australia's plants into your garden.
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“native plants” (23 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
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Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 427 840 391
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The botanical gardens just show the beauty of the desert, it was truly beautiful, most plants were in flower and it surprised us that some trees had honeysuckle like flowers

Thank 15Sandra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a great place to while away a morning. Easy walking tracks and lots of plants with name plagues to identify the many varieties. Also example gardens set up to gain ideas to take home. We also had a few animals thrown in...More

Thank Robyn K
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Robyn K, Thanks so much for the great review. We love it when people enjoy their visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb range of arid plants - mostly labelled so you could take note of what you liked. they had ;sample' gardens to show how to adapt them to you own garden. We spent quite a while there. A must is the bush tucker icecream sampler...More

Thank Margaret C
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Margaret C - thanks so much for the great review. It makes us very happy when people enjoy their visits. Would have to agree with you regarding the ice cream, it is pretty delicious!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2-3 hours criss-crossing the various walks and display gardens, if you are interested in Australian native plants then you will love this place. There is a lot of information to absorb, or you can just wander about and enjoy. Nice gift shop and...More

Thank Jeffrey E
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeffrey E - thank you very much for the great review, maybe we'll see you again some time. All the best.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spend 2 hours or spend 4 hours. You will understand how Australian flora evolved and adapted to our harsh climate. A number of walks of different lengths, all fairly easy. Wonderful examples of arid land plants and trees. Do spend some time here, well worth...More

Thank DropbearAustralia
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review, we love it when visitors appreciate what we as a garden are all about. Hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the garden isn't big, but it has nice plants and very nice walk to see the mangrove! I recommend it.

Thank Mbnove
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mbnove, thanks for taking the time to give us a fantastic review - much appreciated.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Arid gardens. We managed to catch a tour so we had everything explained. That made our experience so much better. Also the cafe and shop are well worth a visit. Don't miss it.

Thank Yvonne G
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne G, thanks for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you back again some day.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The botanic gardens are very large and and comprehensive in their display of arid land plants. Unless you have a lot of time, the best walk is the 'highlights' one which covers a wide range of plants. There are also many birds in the gardens...More

Thank Kristine R
Bernadette R, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for the lovely review, very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The view from the Flinders lookout at the rear of the Botanic Gardens is worthy of any landscape artist. Gardens themselves very interesting and well set out, attracting a wide variety of bird life. Cafe is a great surprise, beautifully design with very interesting local...More

Thank Eartag
Bernadette R, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for the great review - really glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful garden with a variety of natives and plant here. So quiet and peaceful here! There is also a children area to keep those little ones entertained.

Thank travelmemior
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi travelmemior - thanks for taking the time to provide a lovely review. Hope to see you again some time.

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